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January 7, 2013

Chickasaw Nation ambassador Charles W. Blackwell dies

Ada —

Chickasaw Nation Ambassador to the United States Charles W. Blackwell died Wednesday, Jan. 2, in Washington, D.C. at the age of 70.

Mr. Blackwell was born July 30, 1942 in Concho Indian Hospital in El Reno.

Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby appointed Blackwell as a delegate to the United States in 1990. He was named Chickasaw Nation ambassador to the United States during a 1995 ceremony in Washington, D.C. At the time, he was the first American Indian tribal ambassador to the United States government.

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